Jan 01 2013

Warning: Rants May Ensue: January Newsletter

Original post at http://pastormelissa.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-newsletter.html

Dear Friends,
                The preparation for Christmas & the Christmas season always need so much energy…And then there’s New Year’s Eve & preparing for the new year…All the resolution making & making different & better life choices for the new year…There’s not much of a break! 
                And here we are, entering into a new year…With many plans & many dreams…With changes & hopes…With ideas & to do lists.  And it’s all very exciting!
                Plans are beginning for Vacation Bible School & the team is beginning to be put together.  If you’re interested in serving with Vacation Bible School this year, let me or Pastor Christal know!  The theme will be announced later this month!  Dates for VBS are July 14-19.
                Details are being arranged for our summer mission trip to the East Coast for Hurricane relief efforts.  If you’re interested in learning more, come join for our informational meeting on January 13thafter each service.  There are some exciting plans in place for our work & learning…This is not a trip that you want to miss!  Dates for the summer mission trip are June 22-30.
                Can you believe that plans are already being made for the summer??  We’re still in winter, right?  But plans are being made, so make sure you have your calendars ready!  Plus, in the middle of the cold temperatures, it’s a good excuse to think warm thoughts! 
                If there are ways that you’d like to be involved with our children & youth ministries, please let me know your hopes & dreams & gifts & talents!  We will find ways for you to serve! 
                I’m excited for Pastor Christal Bell to be joining our staff as our Director of Children’s Ministries.  We have a great team of people around her as we transition into her role with Grow, God Squad, & Vacation Bible School.  Receive her with open arms as she joins this journey with us to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!  I’m excited about all of these new possibilities!
                On a personal note, I want to thank all of ya’ll for the Christmas gifts I’ve received this year.  I’m so grateful for the ways that you give, share, & show your love!  Thank you so much!

                                                ~Pastor Melissa

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